Legal Ethics Double Play: Key Issues for In-House Lawyers and Avoiding Corporate Conflicts of Interest

Robert J. MalionekDavid G. Keyko
February 23, 2023
Legal Ethics


In this installment of our Double Play series, our two, thirty-minute programs cover key Issues for in-house lawyers and avoiding corporate conflicts of interest. Does this internal company document contain legal advice protected by the attorney-client privilege or merely business advice that is not protected? If the document is privileged, what do I need to do to protect that privilege from being waived? As an in-house lawyer at a company with subsidiaries, how well do you know the legal ethics rules that apply to conflict of interests that can arise between entities within the corporate family? When can you safely share privileged information with officers, directors and employees of those subsidiaries and when might disclosure waive the attorney-client privilege? This program answers these important questions among others to help in-house counsel stay in compliance with the legal ethics rules.


Robert J. Malionek, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP, New Yok, NY

David G. Keyko, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, New York, NY

Robert brings more than two decades of experience to clients navigating financial litigation, creditors’ rights, bankruptcy, as well as securities fraud and professional liability matters. He has tried cases in state and federal courts across the country, and has handled numerous arbitrations and appeals. Rob advises clients on complex financial and deal-related litigation; debtor-side and creditor-side insolvency litigation, ethics, privilege, and professional responsibility issues; and professional liability matters involving securities litigation, financial reporting obligations, malpractice claims, and financial fraud. He has led dozens of presentations and published more than 50 articles on a variety of legal issues. He serves on the Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committees of the New York County Lawyers’ Association and New York City Bar. Prior to joining Latham, Rob served as a clerk to Judge Ruggero J. Aldisert on the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He received his JD from Boston College Law School.

David’s practice has focused on major, complex litigation, including cases involving allegations of fraud, antitrust violations, ethics issues and trusts and estates matters. David has tried large commercial cases, conducted internal investigations and responded to government probes. He has also served as an expert witness in connection with legal malpractice litigation. He has lectured and written widely on securities, antitrust, legal ethics and general litigation topics, and chairs the Practising Law Institute’s programs on federal pretrial practice and ethics for corporate lawyers. David maintains an active pro bono practice as well.

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